Student Life Announcements – February 14-20, 2018

Volume 84, February 14 – 20, 2018
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Why not take a moment to enjoy the heart-warming sounds of the Hart House Orchestra at this week’s Winter Concert? And consider making new connections while you keep your heart healthy & happy with a spin around Varsity Arena rink. Thinking of doing some volunteering? Alternative Reading Week offers lots of options for making a heart-felt and meaningful contribution. It’s the middle of February. Let’s make the most of it! Spread the Joy!


All week Join us as we explore ways to lighten up your life through self-care, happy places on campus, cozy prizes, a deep dive into the hygge lifestyle and much much more. Follow us.

Financial Survival workshop

February 14, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall Attend this workshop for simple budgeting ideas and debt strategies. Get a grip on your finances while enjoying refreshments and surprise giveaways!

Indigenous Career Fair

February 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall First Nations House invites you to explore summer, long-term and part-time employment opportunities. You may even discover a new career path!

Hart House happening: Gaza doctor

February 15, 7 – 9 p.m. Hart House, Board Room Hart House Global Commons welcomes you to participate in a discussion about Izzeldin Abuelaish – the Gaza doctor who has dedicated his life to peace through healthcare.

Winter Concert

February 15, 8 – 10 p.m. Hart House, Great Hall Warm your soul with the soothing sounds of the Hart House Orchestra. This free concert includes Scottish Fantasy by Max Bruch, based on Scottish folk melodies.

HealthyU Tip: Warm up & Socialize February 16,  noon – 2 p.m. Varsity Arena Join First in the Family folks for a free skate, free instructions (if you want them) and free hot drinks. And yes, you do get to decorate a cookie! What are you waiting for?

Alternative Reading Week is coming

February 20 – 22 Various locations Develop your skills and knowledge while collaborating with fellow students and the community. How? By participating in the Alternative Reading Week!

Talk to new people

February 20, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Koffler Centre, Room 313 Do you want to walk into a room of strangers and rock it? Get concrete tips to increase your comfort level & relationship-building skills. Why not learn to connect with confidence!

Time to go global!

Dealine to apply: March 11 Centre for International Experience Do you want an edge on the competition? Consider studying abroad to build your CV and gain valuable experience. Stand out this summer with lots of programs to choose from.

Psst! There are so many more cool things going on, but we can’t include them all. Check ‘em out and follow us on social media!
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NSERC Summer 2018

The Department is pleased to announce that we will be offering seven (7) NSERC scholarships for summer 2018



NSERC scholarship application procedure & Deadline –  Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Printed copies of application documents must be returned to the Department of Mathematics before this deadline.




  1. Contact an eligible supervisor and make appointment to speak with him/her.
  2. Print and take along an unofficial transcript to the meeting
  3. Secure supervisor agreement
  4. Order transcript
  5. Take transcript to Undergrad Administrator, Donna Birch in Math Department for validation
  6. Complete the online forms and upload validated transcript
  7. Print documents
  8. Use checklist to make sure your application is completed accurately
  9. Return the five documents listed above to the Department
  10. Await department’s decision.  A committee of four or five professors review each application and rank all the applications

Documents to be submitted

  1. Part I
  2. Part II
  3. Original copy of transcript
  4. Student Supervisor Certification
  5. Checklist (Marking off each checked item. Please write your name on this form)

 Applications must be submitted online and then be printed for submission to Research Services. Those prepared by any other means (e.g., handwritten or manually typewritten) will NOT be accepted.




 USRA application information will be captured from the NSERC On-line System. Therefore, all applications MUST be completed by students and their supervisors online  (


The Impact Centre Internships

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The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto is now accepting 
applications for our summer internships. The application period began on 
*January 29* and it will end on *February 22*. During this time period, applicants 
will need to register to our internship portal, apply for those jobs you 
are interested in, and submit your selection before the deadline.

Summer 2018 Program Details

*Exploring New Ventures (IMC392Y)*
This experiential learning course allows students to explore the inner 
working of new venture companies. The majority of the course consists of 
a placement with Toronto-based stat-ups, with oversight from the Impact 
Centre. In-class activities facilitate the application of 
entrepreneurial tools to develop the students' entrepreneurial skills.

*Science and Engineering Technical Summer Internship (CCR approved) *
This co-curricular program provides students the opportunity to develop 
their technical skills (either science or engineering based) by working 
with an early stage start up in Toronto. The program also includes 
dedicated workshops to enhance students' professional development.

For those interested, find more information and apply here:

Peer Mentor Applications (MAT 137/157)

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The application submission session is now open for Peer Leaders and Assistant Peer Leaders in the First Year Learning Community.
If you’re interested in applying for a position as FLC Peer Mentor or Assistant Peer Mentor, please follow these steps:
  1. Visit CLN: Search “FLC Peer Mentor.” Read the job description and required qualifications for the FLC you are interested in.
  2. Compile your application package. In one PDF document, please include:
A.      A Copy of Your Completed Application: FLC, PM and APM Application, 2018-2019
B.      A Copy of Your Resume.
C.       A Copy of Your Transcript (A copy of your current ACORN transcript. You do not have to submit an official transcript. A screenshot of your academic history from ACORN will suffice).
  1. Once you have your package of documents compiled, submit the complete package on CLN.

You’re Invited: MLIS Open House (Feb 1st)

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SIM is more than a school; it’s a community. Our small class sizes, accessible professors, and location in one of the world’s friendliest cities ensure you have all the support you need to succeed and thrive.


Learn more about our community, and how our Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree can broaden your career options by joining us for an informal information session and Q&A.


This event will feature a panel discussion with MLIS students and alumni. Coffee and cookies will be provided!

Thursday, February 1st from 1:00-2:30pm (AST-Atlantic time)
Room 3089, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Ave (map)
Online access: 
Further details will be emailed to you prior to the event

RSVP here by January 31st


Questions? Email

UofT Leadership Opportunity for Undergraduate Students

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The Student Life Programs & Services at the University of Toronto is hosting a series of free workshops titled “Learning to Lead”. This opportunity is for returning and new undergraduate students. These workshops will provide interactive lessons on effective leadership practices. Anyone wanting to learn what it means to be a leader or looking to sharpen their skills, is welcomed.


Along with a meaningful networking opportunity, you will receive a designation on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) capturing your skills and experience signed by the Vice-Provost if you attend a minimum of five workshops.
All workshops will be held on the St. George campus and be facilitated by staff members who are well versed in addressing everyday challenges leaders face. The link to register is:



UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO – Open Source Macroeconomics Laboratory

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO – Open Source Macroeconomics Laboratory

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for  2018 Open Source Macroeconomics Laboratory, a seven-week summer boot camp to build advanced computational skills in economic research. The program is competitive and 25 undergraduate students will be selected for a fully funded research opportunity at the University of Chicago.

 The deadline to apply is February 23, 2018.

Additional detail on the program is included on the website.

ROSI-SWS Retirement

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Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration (EASI) would like to let you 
know that the *ROSI Student Web Service (SWS) will be retiring on February 15, 2018*. 
*The service, renamed ROSI Alumni Transcripts, will continue to exist in a 
simplified form* for pre-UTORid alumni to view their academic history, 
request transcripts and reset their PIN.

Current students and recent alumni will need a UTORid to login to ACORN 
and can manage it here. New students need a valid JOINid. Once it is 
assigned by their division, they can activate it here.

Please make any necessary updates to your web and social media channels 
and print materials regarding ROSI-SWS.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact <>


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Photo Submissions: Imaging the Asia-Pacific 2017-2018 Photo Contest

The Dr. David Chu Photo Contest is now accepting photos for the 2017 - 2018, for further details please visit the website at:


USAM Undergraduate Conference

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Western University invites the University of Toronto Department of Mathematics'
undergraduate students to participate in Western's second
Applied Mathematics Undergraduate conference hosted by the 
Applied Mathematics Department at Western. 

The event will be held for one day on Sunday, March 25, 2018 starting at
approximately 9:30 am (subject to change, see tentative schedule below)
until 6 pm, at Westerns Physics and Astronomy building. Lunch and
dinner will be provided, as well as snacks and coffee throughout the
day. The conference will include a poster session competition, student
talks, and a guest speaker. The aim is to provide students with the
experience of attending a conference to present their research to
professors and peers.

Students are asked to email an abstract of their research to, 
along with any additional information  for e.g. published material stemming from this
research work. Students may also indicate a preference for either an
oral or poster presentation.

Students who are interested in attending without presenting
are welcome!

All attendees are asked to e-mail in advance, and include in the e-mail information
on food allergies (if any).